Committed to Conquering SCD

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Committed Through Education

Educate the general public about SCD.

Committed Through Advocacy

Provide financial and advocacy supportive services to persons diagnosed with SCD.

Committed Through Support

Provide treatment support to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from SCD.

OUR MISSION

Sickle Cell Association of South Louisiana (SCASL) is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals living with sickle cell disease in the southern region of Louisiana. SCASL is committed to providing support and resources to those living with sickle cell disease as well as their caregivers through innovative and creative programs.

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2021 Ryan’s Run/Walk 5k

We’re back in person for the annual Ryan’s Run/Walk 5k fundraiser to bring awareness around sickle cell disease and our Warriors. After going virtual last year, we are making this year’s event a hybrid.

The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Galvez Plaza downtown, Baton Rouge. The race will begin at 8 a.m. and registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Participants will pick up race packages on Friday, September 24 from 12 p.m. -6 p.m. Location will be determined later. Race packages not picked up on Friday will be available at the registration table on race day starting at 6:30 a.m.

2021 Ryan's Run/Walk

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Care Coordination

  • Insurance Navigation
  • Emergency Health Care Assistance Program
  • Lifestyle/lessons

Support Groups/Workshops

SCASL hosts monthly support group meetings for sickle cell clients, caregivers, and parents. The support groups provide education and a space for clients to connect with other clients. All support group meetings are held at the SCASL office.

SCASL workshops provide education to the public about sickle cell disease, and how you can help support our Sickle Cell Warriors.

Ryan’s Run/Walk

Through Ryan’s Run, Sickle Cell Association of South Louisiana (SCASL) looks to promote education and awareness for those living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Sickle Cell is a painful genetic blood disorder impacting more than 100,000 people in the United States. With 2.5 million carrying the trait, it is the most commonly inherited blood disorder in the country. Newborns can be tested at birth, but others can be tested through a blood test. Last year marked 45 YEARS of the Association’s service  for several parishes in the state of Louisiana. 

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© 2008-2021 The Sickle Cell Association of South Louisiana is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Our mission is to bring hope to families in south Louisiana affected by this devastating disease.

Volunteers Needed

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  • Provide an opportunity for employee giving through payroll deductions.

Sponsor An Event

Consider sponsoring an event at your church, school, or business to raise funds for sickle cell disease.